Marilyn Sokol, Bill Army, Todd Susman, Audrey Lynn Weston and Lenny Wolpe are set for the new comedy revue Old Jews Telling Jokes, which begins previews on May 1 at off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre. Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, the show reinvents and pays tribute to classic jokes and comic songs. Directed by Marc Bruni, Old Jews Telling Jokes opens officially on May 20.
Sokol (Bunny), is an Emmy, Obie, and Bistro Award-winner, who has appeared on Broadway in Conversations With My Father, Grease and Great God Brown. Her film credits include The Producers, Musical Chairs, Man On the Moon, Lucky Days, Foul Play and The Front.
Army (Reuben) was on Broadway in Relatively Speaking; other New York stage credits include All's Well that Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Box Brown Play, The Europeans and No End of Blame.
Susman (Nathan) appeared on Broadway in Hairspray and is known to TV audiences for his five years on sitcom Newhart and his eight years as “PA Voice” on M*A*S*H*.
Weston's (Debbi) New York theater credits include Alphabetical Order, U.S. Drag Rag and Bone, Widows, REARVIEWMIRROR, Johnny Applef?%ker and Bloody Mary.
Wolpe (Morty) has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Sound of Music, Mayor, Copperfield, Into the Light and Onward Victoria.
Old Jews Telling Jokes is inspired by the website OldJewsTellingJokes.com, and features both brand new and satisfyingly old songs and jokes. If you’ve ever had a mother, visited a doctor, or walked into a bar with a priest, a rabbi and a frog, Old Jews Telling Jokes will sit in the dark, give you a second opinion, and ask you where you got that.
The creative team includes set and video designer David Gallo, lighting designer Jeff Croiter, costume designer Alejo Vietti and sound designers Richard Fitzgerald and Sound Associates.